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| DELTA State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has offered automatic housemanship to the first set of 25 medical doctors who graduated from Delta State University, Abraka.

Announcing this at the first graduation ceremony of medical students from the university in Oghara, Dr Uduaghan said the offer was done to encourage the doctors after years of toiling.

He promised to equip the hospital with the best equipment and make it a centre of excellence in the country.

The governor also promised to employ more specialists so that the image of the hospital would loom large and attract students and patients from far and near.

Dr Uduaghan predicted that in the near future people would no longer travel to India for medical treatment but would patronise he hospital.

He said: “Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara, will have the best facilities and a time will come when it will take over market from India. From far and near, students and patients will come to this hospital.”

He enjoined the new medical doctors to be dedicated to their profession and not allowed the quest for material wealth dent their image.

Explaining that a life lost can never be brought back, the governor said the profession made saving of life a priority over all other considerations.

He charged them to shun all forms of strike, stressing that abandoning work meant abandoning their patients. He said such action carried grave consequences.

Emphasising further, he said: “Don't deny your patients treatment because of flimsy excuses. Take very serious care of your patients. Do not allow strike to affect you but be ready to make sacrifice and save lives.”

Governor Uduaghan expressed appreciation to Oghara community for being a good host and appealed to the people to live with students and workers peacefully at the hospital.

Speaking before admitting the doctors into the Medical and Dental Council, the Registrar of the Council, (MDCN) Dr Abdullmumini Ibrahim, enjoined the doctors to be good ambassadors of the institution and that they should not allow people to ask derisively which institution they graduated from.

The vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Eric Arubayi, commended Governor Uduaghan for intervening in the College of Medical Science of the institution, which was at a crossroads over the accreditation of the medical course.

Professor Arubayi said the College of Health Science was given its first clinical accreditation in June, 2009, while the second by MDCN and the final one came February, 2011.

He commended the medical doctors for their patience, even as he said that their perseverance and determination paid off and made them to succeed.

Highlight of the graduation ceremony was the swearing to the Oath of the Medical and Dental profession by the 25 medical doctors.